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Evidence on access to medicines for chronic diseases from household surveys in five low- and middle-income countries

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The 2011 United Nations (UN) General Assembly Political Declaration on Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) brought NCDs to the global health agenda. Essential medicines are central to treating chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes. Harvard Medical School researchers and JSI's Brian Serumaga conducted a study to quantify access to essential medicines for people with chronic conditions in five low- and middle-income countries and to evaluate how household socioeconomic status and perceptions about medicines availability and affordability influence access.

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Authors: Vialle-Valentin, Catherine, Serumaga, Brian, Wagner, Anita, Ross-Degnan, Dennis

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